ID#: 22458
Captured in 2016, in the Quang Binh Province of Vietnam, by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff member, Caitlin Worrell, this image depicted a Vietnamese woman, who displayed this swelling of her lower extremities, which had been due to an infection known as lymphatic filariasis (LF), or more commonly referred to as elephantiasis, caused by a microscopic parasitic roundworm that inhabits, and damages the lymphatic system, thereby, causing the subsequent swelling. This person was describing the pain she feels living with chronic lymphedema. This picture was an entry in the 2016 CDC Connects, Public Health in Action Photo Contest, in the category of People-International.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ CDC Connects
Creation Date: 2016
Photo Credit: Caitlin Worrell
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